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REVIEW: SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-24

SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2

Specs:

Focal length:
50mm
Weight:
140g
Aperture:
f/2 to f/22
6 bladed aperure
Mount:
Pentax K (PK)
Closest Focus:
0.45m (1.5ft)
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)

Older all metal ver
SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/2
Otherwise the same lens but this is a little heavier with 165g.

Image quality


Analogue B&W film
SMC Pentax-M 50mm
                            f/2
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Nice!
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2


Digital
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2

Flare
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2



Filming
SMC
                                              Pentax-M 50mm f/2



Sample
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2
SMC
                                                          Pentax-M 50mm
                                                          f/2



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/smc-pentax-m-50mm-f2/



Build quality

Both the later and newer models are nice.
They have very nice and smooth focusing which gives it a nice feel.
I prefer the older all metal ver which is really great all over.
And the newer is a bit plasticky and feels a little cheap.


Conclusion

It's a nice lens that have great image quality.
Renders very well with good contrast, bokeh etc.
Also a small and lightweight which is always a plus.
The older all metal ver has a better feel to it but is slightly heavier.

Overall a great lens which often can be found for a small price.


Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh / Flare
Lightweight
Value for the money


Thumbs down:
Newer ver is a bit plasticky



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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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